As believers endure hardships, they can take consolation in the fact that there are better days ahead. Believers endure persecution for their faith and stands that are contrary to the ways of the world.
Believers can find that the tears shed in the service of Christ were shed by the founder of Christianity himself. The Bible speaks of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem and their rejection of Him.
When a new convert comes to the knowledge of Christ, those who had a hand in the conversion rejoice in the fact that their labor was not in vain. What new converts fail to hear sometimes is that there will be trials in service. These trials will often bring tears of despair, rejection and failure. One can take hope in that Jesus faced the same trials at times.
For those who may not be at the ideal spot with God, there is hope. “For his anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (KJV). As it seems so many times, one often feels that God is angry or to blame for one’s circumstances. But God desires life and a new beginning. This is the reason one should labor to share the good news of salvation.
If one could picture a brewing storm, one can picture God’s love. The storm will bring darkness, peril and uncertain times, but when the storm blows over, the sun will rise and one can see God’s mercy. The Son will rise.
It does not matter what tears are shed at the hands of life, God desires to wrap His children in the arms of love and mercy. Whatever may be the source of one’s despair, God has the best interests for His children.
As the world begins to look toward Christmas, all need to come to the knowledge that God’s gift of Jesus Christ can dry the eyes of all and bring a joy the world can’t give, and the world can’t take away from God’s children.